Fujifilm and Council Provide STEM Support for Schools
Bedford-based Fujifilm and Bedford Borough Council provide STEM support for primary students.
14:13 07 October 2020
A partnership between Bedford-based Fujifilm and Bedford Borough Council will see science and technology being brought to life for primary school children.
Fujifilm has created and distributed colouring books to over 2,000 primary school children in the borough to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) learning. The colouring books, which are aimed at five to eight-year-olds, teach children real-world, everyday applications of science and innovation. Meanwhile, the book's characters teach children about various science and innovations that power Fujifilm technologies.
Cllr James Valentine, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services and Education at Bedford Borough Council, added, “I am delighted that Fujifilm is supporting our local school communities by providing these resources to schools.
“I know how grateful Borough headteachers are to the company and they are looking forward to further opportunities for working in partnership for the education of our pupils, particularly with regard to science and technology.”
Andy Ross, Head of Corporate Communications at Fujifilm UK Ltd, said, “During these difficult times, we have all been very aware of the disruption students, teachers, carers and parents have had to go through, so we wanted to make sure that those learning and providing education in our community felt well-supported in the transition into the new academic year.
“Our colouring books have been designed to not only be fun, but also provide a new way of learning about some of the real-world, everyday applications of science and innovation by a company right here on people’s doorsteps.
“It has been great to hear that students across the Borough are enjoying their colouring books – and we hope that Peter, Phoebe and Victor will inspire some future innovators!